Masahiro Tanaka went the distance Wednesday allowing two runs, six hits (a home run), and one walk while striking out 11 in the win over the Mariners.
Tanaka became just the second pitcher in MLB to reach the 10 win plateau as he improved to 10-1 in 13 starts on the season, tossing his second complete game over that span while reaching double-digit strikeouts for the first time since the first month of the season (fourth time on the year). Tanaka will be put to the test in his next start on Tuesday at home against the potent Blue Jays lineup.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Update: Nene (calf) will not play Saturday.
The Wizards are thin in the forecourt, now with Hilario out as well as Kris Humphries. He was a game-time decision earlier, but the pre-game shootaround appear to have shown his lack of capacity to play on Saturday. Jared Dudley and Drew Gooden will be asked to carry on in place of the injured Wizards. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson